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David Hugh Evans

July 20, 1926 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 92)


David Hugh Evans, 92, of Venedocia, Ohio, died at 4:33 AM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.  He was born July 20, 1926 in Crestline, Ohio to the late David Harries and Claudia (Thomas) Evans.  On January 2, 1949 in Venedocia he married the late Ruth E. Williams.

David is survived by his children, Thomas W. (Bonnie) Evans of Venedocia and Claudia LeValley of Van Wert, Ohio; three grandchildren, Elizabeth “Libby” (Kevin) Dicus of Plain City, Ohio, Jennie (Dennis) Nestor of Peninsula, Ohio, and Derek (Amy) LeValley of Nolanville, Texas; great grandchildren, Juniper, Corrigan, and Lindley LeValley, Evan, Addie, and Owen Dicus, and Dean Nestor; and a stepbrother, David Allen of Melbourne, Florida.

Mr. Evans was a lifelong farmer, a 1944 graduate of Spencerville High School, a former member of Van Wert County Farm Focus and Van Wert County Board of Elections, and was a charter member of the Venedocia Lion’s Club.  He was also a very involved life member of Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, serving on countless committees and in various capacities of the church.

In addition to his parents and wife, David was preceded in death by his stepmother, Frances Evans; stepsister, Barbara “Bobbie” (Jim) Monroe; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Allen.

Memorial services for David Hugh Evans will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, Ohio.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services. 

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, Ohio.

Arrangements are being handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.  Online condolences may be expressed at:


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